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Pets can suffer more than people when temperatures soar

Len Painter • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:02 AM

While the heat wave that gripped West Michigan last week has subsided for the time being, more hot weather and humidity is in the forecast for later this week. Those two ingredients can spell trouble for pets if they are not taken care of properly.

Although veterinarians and other experts are constantly reminding people about heat exhaustion dangers with pets, Moore said he sees at least two or three cases of pets being dehydrated each year.

Moore said steps can be taken to prevent heat exhaustion in pets. “Prevention is huge,” he said.

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